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Reviewers say the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a luxurious interior, a comfortable ride and plenty of cabin space.

Powering the base 2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that automotive journalists say is quiet, powerful and earns great fuel economy estimates. The EPA estimates that the E250 gets up to 28/42 mpg city/highway, which is outstanding for the class. Other available engines include a V6, a new twin-turbo V6 and a hybrid V6. Several twin-turbo V8 engines are also available, ranging from the 402-horsepower V8 in the E550 to the 577-horsepower V8 in the E63 AMG S, which critics say delivers unbelievably fast acceleration. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard in the E-Class, as is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional, and the E-Class is available as a sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon. Reviewers note that the E-Class isn’t the most agile car in the segment, but they appreciate its comfortable and composed ride.

Test drivers report that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has an opulent interior that is well-constructed with high-end materials, creating a luxurious environment. The front seats are supportive and the back seats are roomy, they add. The E-Class also has lots of trunk space for an upscale midsize car. Standard features in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan include a sunroof, forward collision warning with automatic braking, an Attention Assist system that monitors if the driver is getting drowsy, a USB port, Bluetooth and Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, a power trunk lid, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, navigation, satellite radio, a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system. According to some critics, the E-Class’ COMAND infotainment system isn’t as user-friendly as the systems in competing vehicles. However, other auto writers think it is easier to use because it has simple on-screen menus.